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  by Falmouth Secondary to Otis
 
According to the MassDOT bid for the Red Brook Harbor RR crossing project new 115RE rails on new ties with pandrol fastening system and rubber rail seal were to be used along with new signal conduits to be installed. The crossing signals / controls already were replaced in October of 2019 and the existing rail weight on the Falmouth Secondary is currently 107 Lb. dated 1915
  by Train60
 
Thanks for that. Looks like the crossings on this branch are being rebuild at a higher standard than what was done last time they did this work in the 1980s(?). That's a good thing.
  by Falmouth Secondary to Otis
 
I would say they are planning for the future so if they want to upgrade the rails from the existing 107 Lbs. to 115 there will be no crossing replacements needed at those locations just worked on.
  by Falmouth Secondary to Otis
 
Falmouth Secondary to Otis wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:44 pm Good Idea as I e-mailed Chalita Belfield, Director of MA Railroad Properties to see if she would answer the question of who owns the Otis Industrial track. Who knows maybe she will reply ?
The answer is in as I just received a reply from Chalita Belfield and the land swap did not occur and the Otis Industrial Track is still owned by the Federal Government. She said the Otis line was not in good condition and to avoid a potential derailment ties and ballast were added to the Otis track. These safety improvements that took place on the Otis line were funded by Mass Coastal Railroad
  by Falmouth Secondary to Otis
 
Manafort Construction finished paving the Red Brook Harbor Rd RR Crossing today and is open to traffic. However this morning National Grid was fabricating a new gas line to be installed under the Rail line to the other side but not sure if it was completed yet, so there possibly may be some delays still.
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  by Train60
 
Falmouth Secondary to Otis wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:18 pm The answer is in as I just received a reply from Chalita Belfield and the land swap did not occur and the Otis Industrial Track is still owned by the Federal Government. She said the Otis line was not in good condition and to avoid a potential derailment ties and ballast were added to the Otis track. These safety improvements that took place on the Otis line were funded by Mass Coastal Railroad
Thanks for chasing this detail down.
  by CSRR573
 
I keep seeing pictures of the MBTA gensets on mass coastal. Does anyone know why they are operating down there?
  by GP40MC1118
 
Both are down there testing or "to work out the bugs".
  by Backshophoss
 
Are the refugees from Seaview boneyard?
  by GP40MC1118
 
No...they came out of Readville to Middleboro/Rochester back on August 28th. Whether they were stored at Readville or BET prior to that, I don't know.
I do know that last time they went to Davisville, it was last year in October.
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